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Government of Malaysia

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The Government of Malaysia, officially the Federal Government of Malaysia (Malay: Kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia), is based in the Federal Territory of Putrajaya with the exception of the legislative branch, which is located in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is a federation comprising the 11 States of Malaya, the Borneo States of Sabah and Sarawak, and 3 Federal Territories operating within a constitutional monarchy under the Westminster system and is categorised as a representative democracy. The federal government of Malaysia adheres to and is created by the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, the supreme law of the land.

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Federal Government of Malaysia
Kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia
Formation16 September 1963; 59 years ago (1963-09-16)[1]
Country Malaysia
Websitemalaysia.gov.my
Legislative branch
LegislatureParliament
Meeting placeHouses of Parliament
Executive branch
LeaderPrime Minister Anwar Ibrahim
AppointerYang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah of Pahang
HeadquartersPerdana Putra, Putrajaya
Main organCabinet
Judicial branch
CourtFederal Court
SeatPalace of Justice
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The federal government adopts the principle of separation of powers under Article 127 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia,[2] and has three branches: executive, legislature and judiciary.[3] The state governments in Malaysia also have their respective executive and legislative bodies. The judicial system in Malaysia is a federalised court system operating uniformly throughout the country.